The Akademi Seni Kebangsaan (National Arts Academy) will be starting its new semester in May 2004. Students who wish to pursue full-time and part-time training in music, theatre, writing, cinematography and dance are invited to apply NOW. No previous experience required, just an interest and aptitude!
Closing date is 27 March 2004
(Interview / placement auditions are in April 2004)
The Dance Program offers courses in Introduction to Malay dance, folk dances from Sabah and Sarawak, Chinese dance, Indian dance, Improvisation, Tai Chi, Silat, Ballet, Modern dance, Jazz and Choreography.
The lecturers are among Malaysia’s dance elite such as Suhaimi Magi, Mew Chang Tsing, Marion D’Cruz, Annuar Abd. Wahab, Lee Tang Kok, Choo Tee Kuang, Loke Soh Kim, Umesh Shetty, Zhou Gui Xin, Gan Chih Pei, Joseph Gonzales and others. The dance department has a reputation for providing quality training in dance, with emphasis on both traditional and modern dance technique.
Those interested may personally collect the application forms at a cost of RM10 (payable by postal order or money order) OR send a self-addressed envelope with a RM2 stamp to the following address:
Akademi Seni Kebangsaan
33rd. Floor, Empire Tower
Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
03-2164 9180 (tel) / 03-2164 9186 (fax) / 019-3991452 (Jeffri)
More about the Courses
There are 2 semesters in a year and each semester is 14 weeks long. Students who register for the part-time courses will receive a certificate of attendance. The full-time program is 3 years long leading to a Diploma in Performing Arts recognized by the Ministry of Education.
Full-time students need their SPM certificate with credits in Bahasa Malaysia and 2 other credits. Entry qualification is by a placement interview / audition process.
Part-time students require their PMR certificate or equivalent.
Fees are approximately RM 2000 per year for the Diploma course and RM 150 per course per semester for part time students.
There is a one off registration fee of RM 200.
The fees are subsidised by the Government of Malaysia.